Friday, January 31, 2014

Friday Favorites!

It's Friday and time for my favorites!  However, I only have one favorite for this week, and it really does deserve a solo spotlight.


The Blue-Green Algae Toner from Michael Todd is my all-time favorite toner.  Finally, a toner that doesn't dry out my skin and leave it feeling tight, itchy and uncomfortable.  I have sensitive, drier skin. I tend to get oily in my t-zone sometimes, not all the time.  My skin is pretty finicky.

This hydrating antibacterial toner has a fresh fragrance of lavender with a hint of birchwood.  The smell has a soothing spa-feel to it.  It's very pleasant and doesn't smell harsh or full of chemicals.  And as a bonus, the packaging is beautiful.

Michael Todd's toner is rich in vital nutrients.  The blue green algae and organic kelp in a base of soothing aloe vera juice, penetrate deep into the skin to speed the elimination of toxins, nourish the skin and promote cell renewal.

It also contains healing black willow tree extract and spicy tea tree oil that helps fight infections and promotes clear skin.  This toner also aids in the treatment and prevention of acne.

Check out the amazing, good for you ingredients.


This toner does not sting my face in any way.  My moisturizer goes on so nicely after using this product, and my skin feels very clean and fresh.  I highly recommend this to anyone looking for an effective and natural toner.

It's ideal for all skin types and can be used in any skincare system. However, I highly encourage you to check out all of the products Michael Todd offers.  This blue green algae toner is highly rated and loved.  It's definitely a holy grail product for so many of their customers.

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Giveaway: Parris Chic Boutique Pillow of your choice

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The owner of Parris Chic Boutique has always had a love for pretty things and all things handmade. Their lovely line of home decor is more than just beautiful things to decorate your home with.  A lot of thought and love goes into each piece with hope that you will celebrate and cherish the love and relationships in your life.  I love the precious message behind this company and hope you do, too!


This is the perfect message for Valentine's Day!  I love its sweet simplicity.

The Love You More Pillow Cover measures 16 x 16 and is the perfect gift for a wedding, an engagement or your significant other.


The beautiful Bushel and A Peck Barn Wood Framed Print measures 14 x 17 and makes a darling gift or addition to your home decor.  This would look especially sweet in a kid's room.  Features a gray weathered frame.

Giveaway Time:  Parris Chic Boutique is giving one lucky reader the pillow of their choice!

Giveaway open worldwide.  Please note:  Parris Chic Boutique is covering US shipping.  International winners will have to pay the difference in shipping.

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FLOR: Spot On Leopard Print Modular Carpet Tiles

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I'm not a big leopard fan in general, but in home decor, I think splashes of it look phenomenal when done right.

Check out these two images, one from House Beautiful and the other from Elle Decor.  Now this is my kind of leopard.  It can be edgy, eclectic, sophisticated and adds the perfect amount of warmth to the space.


These photos inspired me to want to add some sass and class to our space with the Spot On Modular Carpet Squares from FLOR.  I've had the pleasure of working with this company before, and they never fail to impress me.


This company offers an innovative system of carpet squares that you assemble to create your custom runners, rugs or wall-to-wall designs.  Handy patented FLORdot adhesives are included with your order so you can connect your squares together and not to your floor.  The whole process is so easy and fun to do, too!


All of their carpet squares are made to stand up to kids, pets and spills.  If something should happen to a carpet square, all you need to do is remove it and replace it with a brand new square.  This really gives you peace of mind, especially if you have pets or kids.  FLOR squares are made to stand up to heavy traffic.

Check out how easy it is to assemble and install FLOR carpet squares!


I received their Spot On in dark brown.  There are eight color choices in this particular pattern - black, dark brown, kiwi, maize, orange, magenta, purple and turquoise.  These fun colors would look great in a kid's room or a playroom!  


Each square measures 19.7 inches x 19.7 inches and is made from 100% recycled fibers.  Twelve squares will create a 5' x 7' rug, 30 squares will create an 8' x 10' rug and 42 squares will create a 10' x 12' rug.

Your squares are placed neatly inside a box.  I appreciate that FLOR does not use wasteful packaging. 


FLOR squares fit so nicely against each other.  I've never had an issue with any of their squares and installation in the past.


Each square features helpful arrows on the back.  My particular pattern is not meant to align so I didn't need to follow the arrows.  However, if you have a pattern with straight lines, these arrows would really come in handy.


Don't worry, their squares will not scratch your wood floors. 


FLOR offers a ton of designs and colors to suit your needs.  Samples are available to order! Visit FLOR today to start designing your custom rug.

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Novosbed: Aria Memory Foam Mattress

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Peaceful nights and the best sleep of our lives...that's what you get when you experience the memory foam mattresses from Novosbed.  We received their best seller, the Aria Memory Foam Mattress, and we'll never go back to another mattress again.

When my husband and I got married nearly 13 years ago, we purchased a mattress and have used that since.  As we got older, we realized it wasn't giving us the comfort we needed so we went out and bought two different types of mattress toppers to give us the cushioning we desired.

After we had it all set up, Eric and I tried it for the first time.  We instantly realized there is no comparison when it comes to quality and comfort.  All you could hear were ooooooo's and ahhhhhhh's.  This mattress was far superior than any we've tried before.

Watch this video to see what this company is all about.


The Aria has a traditional memory foam feel, like Tempurpedic Tempur-Cloud Supreme.  It features a sink-in, similar to pillow-top feel.  The foam recovers its shape in 1-1.5 seconds.  The firmness is comparable to a medium-soft spring or memory foam mattress.

The Aria is right for you if you prefer a medium to medium-soft mattress, and you like the feel of traditional memory foam or the plush feel of pillow/euro top mattresses.


If you prefer a firm/memory foam feel, soft/faster-response memory foam or firm/faster-response memory foam, check out their Classic, Harmony and Sonata.


The mattress is beautiful and features a ultra-soft velour microfiber cover, non-slip bottom and is allergen and dust-mite resistant.

Available in twin, twin XL, full, queen, king and California king.


There is 11" of total thickness for the ultimate in comfort and support.  Two inches of premium plush memory foam, two inches of premium memory foam and seven inches of premium support foam.  Dual Novosflow promotes air circulation throughout your mattress.

Let's do some comparisons, shall we...


Try Novosbed risk free!  You will receive your mattress with free shipping.  Give it a try for 60-120 nights.  If you're not satisfied, send it back for a full refund, and they will pay for return shipping!  No questions asked.  You can't get that guarantee anywhere else.

Novosbed warrants your Novosbed Memory Foam Mattress for 25 years prorated against defect in workmanship and materials.



Typical shipping time is 4-10 business days.  It will arrive compressed and packaged in three protective layers. You will be amazed how they can fit a big mattress into such a compact box.  I love a company that doesn't waste. The mattress will expand within a few hours of being removed from the airtight plastic wrap.  Set up was a breeze!

You deserve a peaceful night's sleep.  If you're looking for a new high quality mattress at a great price point, check out Novosbed.  We highly recommend the Aria, and my husband is not experiencing random back pain when waking up.  Try it risk free and feel the difference from Novosbed.

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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Giveaway: VaccUFlex - 2 Winners!

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Cleaning can be a very annoying task, especially in all those hard to reach places.  Frustrated with the tedious task of disassembling an outside chandelier that would regularly become filled with bugs and debris, this creator thought there has to be an easier way, and the VaccUFlex was born.  This uniquely engineered cap made of thermoplastic rubber attaches to your vacuum hose.


One would think the smallest attachment on the vacuum would work, but often times the it's too large and not flexible enough to reach the areas you need to clean.

The handy VaccUFlex can be used for:
  • Refrigerator coil cleaning
  • Dryer vent lint removal
  • Unclogging sink drains
  • Auto detailing
  • Blowing dust from electronic/computer components
  • Inflating/deflating (air mattresses, balloons, exercise balls, pool floats)
  • Chandelier Cleaning

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It's no wonder The Queen of Clean, Linda Cobb, recommends the VaccUFlex.  If you're ready to take your vacuum to the next level, click here to purchase.

Giveaway Time:  VaccUFlex is giving away a unit to TWO lucky readers!

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Giveaway: Silver Line Design Team Custom Invitation Design & 25 Printed Invites

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The invitations, cards, signs and party packages from Silver Line Design Team are exquisite!  If you see something you love, but need a different color, this Etsy shop will work with you to create your one-of-a-kind creation.  Custom orders are always welcome!


I am completely in love with their Chalkboard Couples Baby Shower Invitation!  This is for a digital file that you can print at your convenience from your home or local photo/print lab.  However, if you would like these printed, no problem!  Just let this shop know and the price will be adjusted.


A proof is provided in order to get your invite just perfect for your big day.  You have your choice of colors and this can be customized for any event.


Your little one will love the Photo Cowgirl Party Invitation.  This is fully customizable from the colors to the type of party, and ordering is so easy!  This invite can also be printed for an additional cost.

Be sure to check out the coordinating wanted poster, too!

Here is one of my favorites...


Giveaway Time:  Silver Line Design Team is giving one lucky reader a custom invitation design* and 25 printed invites!

You get to choose an invite for any time of party including baby showers, birthday parties, bridal showers and more!  This shop will work with you to create exactly what you're looking for.  You can choose a pre-made design or work with a professional graphic designer to create a design all your own. Invites are printed double sided on 5x7 premium card stock, which include envelopes and will be delivered directly to your home. *Excludes wedding invitations

Giveaway open to US only because of the printed invites, but please note that this shop designs for customers all over the world by providing digital files that customers can print on their own.

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GreenPan: I LOVE Meat!

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I absolutely love trying new recipes for my family, and what makes all the difference for me is having good cookware.

GreenPan sent over their I LOVE Meat! pan from their "I Love Cooking" collection.  Each pan features a different surface that is ideal for even oil/butter distribution and release properties.  Every pan has a ceramic non-stick surface for your healthy lifestyle and fool-proof cooking.  Clean-up is a breeze, too! It's never fun scrubbing pans after you've worked so hard preparing a meal.

The wonderful pans start at $49.99 and can be purchased from Dillards and Macy's.  Also available - I LOVE Eggs! and I LOVE Fish!

And did you know GreenPan uses their patented Thermolon non-stick technology that is heat resistant up to high temperatures?  Rest assured that if you overheat your pan, even up to 450/850, no toxic fumes will be released and the coating will never blister or peel.  As a mom, this is very important to me.

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Giveaway: The Glo Bag with Matching Cosmetic Bag

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Here is the ultimate gym backpack that will keep all of your belongings separate and fully accessible! Introducing the The Glo Bag!


This bag can stand or hang in most gym lockers.  It is made with two shelves which create three separate compartments.  The bottom compartment holds your shoes with vents for circulation.  The middle compartment is designed for the Glo Cosmetic Bag and/or Wet Bag.  The upper compartment features enclosed mesh that will keep everything in its place.  It's also a great place for your clean clothes. There is also a handy cell phone pouch on the back strap and a convenient water bottle holder. I love that it's right there for easy access.


Your bag will come with the Glo Wet Bag.  A $12 value.  Be sure to check out their cosmetic bag, too. It fits perfectly and is a wonderful value at $25.

This backpack is made with durable ballistic nylon.  It's easy to wipe clean and will fit up to a men's size 14 shoe (women's 16).

Measures 9"w x 18"h x 14"d.

Get the The Glo Bag in lime green and hot pink, too!

Giveaway Time:   The Glo Bag is giving one lucky reader a Glo Bag with matching cosmetic bag!

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Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Giveaway: Pineapple Smoothie Organic Cotton Scarf Sarong from IshKabibbles

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If you're a girl that dreams of a wedding dress that doesn't consist of sequins and lace, but reflects the casual feel of the beaches you love, then IshKabibbles is just for you!

Their beach wedding dress designs are perfect for the bride or bridesmaids!  Whether you're from the beach or having a destination wedding, this Etsy shop would love to be a part of your special day.


The versatile Pineapple Smoothie Organic Cotton Scarf Sarong is soft, cozy and made from 100% organic cotton.  This comfy scarf will keep you warm in the winter and can be used as a cute beach/pool cover-up in the summer.


Each design is from this shop owner's original drawings and printed using water based eco-friendly inks. What beautiful colors!


Absolutely gorgeous!  The Top Selling Strapless Hawaiian Wedding Dress combines the perfect amount of simplicity and sophistication.

This is made from an ivory stretch fabric that is not too clingy, nor heavy.  It's just the perfect material for your tropical wedding.  This comes fully lined and is hemmed at a three quarter length that hits just above the ankles.

The tropical flowers on the side of the dress are hand cut from hawaiian fabric.  They are sewn on the dress using a stitch that is less than 1/8 wide.  The tedious process ensures a beautiful look for your memorable day.

Giveaway Time:  IshKabibbles is giving one lucky reader a  Pineapple Smoothie Organic Cotton Scarf Sarong!

Giveaway open worldwide.

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Sunday, January 26, 2014

Giveaway: Crash My Party Anytime Tank Top from TumbleRoot

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It's a new year and TumbleRoot is back at it again with another great giveaway!  One lucky winner will receive a Luke Bryan inspired Crash My Party Anytime Tank Top.  It's a beautiful mint green color. Perfect for the spring season ahead!



This easy to wear, comfy and super cute tank features a darling gathered racer-back detail.  Pair this with leggings and flats or dress it up for a night out on the town with jeans and boots!  You'll constantly reach for this stylish, flowy tank top.  

The top is fully machine washable, backed by their 100% guarantee and proudly made in the USA.


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Thursday, January 23, 2014

New Year's Resolutions for protecting your identity with Fellowes

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We've been thoroughly enjoying our Fellowes Powershred 73Ci.  This badboy shreds like nobody's business. 

It's #IDSafetySeason!  Now that the new year has started I'm sure you've been left with piles of bills and receipts from the holidays.  Make sure you properly dispose of those bills to protect your identity. ID theft is no joke and no fun!  What are your New Year's resolutions for protecting your family's idenity?

Before we received this amazing shredder, Eric and I would throw away all of our bills and receipts by tearing them up by hand.  However, this isn't the best way to do things as thieves know their way around it all.  Now we shred everything and feel much more comfortable about leaving our trash out in our alley.


The 73Ci is one powerful machine.  It's great for all you gadget lovers out there because it features advanced technologies and a sleek design.  It's also super quiet, too.

  • 100% jam proof system that eliminates paper jams and powers through tough jobs
  • SafeSense Technology that automatically stops shredding when hands touch the paper opening
  • A proprietary energy savings system that maximizes shredder energy savings 100% of the time - both in and out of use
  • Handy touch screen controls
  • Heavy-duty cross-cut blades that destroy up to 12 sheets of paper into 397 particles per sheet 
  • Shreds credit cards, staples, paper clips and CD/DVDs

We highly recommend this shredder!  Get your hands on the @FellowesInc. 73C1i at office superstores and Amazon!

Giveaway: Broderpress Custom Silkscreen Pet Pillow


If you're a crazy cat lady like I am, then it's a no-brainer that you would want a Custom Silkscreen Pet Pillow.  I received one of our sweet kitty, Sophia, and it. is. awesome.  In fact, it's sitting on my couch right now, and every time someone passes it, we think she's right there staring at us.


The process was so simple.  I just emailed this Etsy shop my photo and my pillow was promptly delivered to my door.

You will receive a one-color, non-toxic water based ink silkscreen pillow that measures approximately 13" x 17" depending on the proportions of the photo.  Each pillow is printed on muslin fabric and stuffed with 100% polyfill.

So get out your camera and start snapping!  Your dog, cat, bird or hamster will love seeing themselves on a pillow just as much as you do.

Giveaway Time:  Broderpress is giving one lucky reader a Custom Silkscreen Pet Pillow!

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Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Jackie's Attique: Personalized Map Art

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Eric and I received the most beautiful personalized heart map art print from Jackie's Attique.  The location of our wedding has a heart hand stamped in cranberry red archival ink right on the city.


This would make the sweetest Valentine's Day, wedding, engagement or newborn gift!  You get to choose one worldwide location to indicate your special place.  Will it be where your baby was born or where he proposed?


The print measures 8 1/2" x 11" that can be trimmed to fit in an 8x10 frame or matted to fit an 11x14. The frame and mat is not included in the purchase.

All of the prints from this darling Etsy shop are printed on premium matte photo paper or Canson textured ultra pro paper.  You have your choice between the two.  The print pictured above is printed on the luxurious Canson textured ultra photo paper.

Let Jackie's Attique create the perfect gift or unique keepsake for you!  And I love the ones below, too!




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Giveaway: Set of 12 Personalized Wood Blocks from Klik Klak Blocks

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Here is a cute giveaway just in time for Valentine's Day!  Klik Klak Blocks is giving one lucky reader their very own set of 12 Personalized Wooden Blocks.  You can personalize these with kid's names, I Love You, or anything else you can think of!


This family business specializes in handmade natural wooden toy building blocks for children.  They wanted their son to have the best quality toy blocks that were made from natural wood, organic, non-toxic and completely safe.  I can stand behind a business like this!

All of their blocks are made from the highest quality, all natural pine.  Why pine?  Pine is an energetically "giving" kind of wood.  Pine gives positive energy, increases immunity and you can feel the warmth while holding it.  Plus, wood blocks are nostalgic, have that great wooden smell, and possess wonderful features that you cannot get from plastic toys.


Their blocks have smooth edges and are big enough for playing.  How did they get their name?  They came up with this after hearing the sounds of the blocks while their son was playing with them - klik, klak, klik, klak.

So...who wants to win a set of 12 personalized blocks?

Giveaway open worldwide.  Please note:  They cannot ship to Australia due to restrictions by Australian government to send wooden items.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Giveaway: Custom Family Name Pillow from Heartstrings

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The gorgeous handmade and hand painted burlap pillows from the Etsy shop, Heartstrings, are truly unique. They make excellent gifts for all occasions and will look fabulous in any space.


The Personalized Burlap Mr. and Mrs. Pillow would be so sweet for Valentine's Day or a wedding!  High quality burlap covers this pillow and it comes stuffed and ready to display!


There is also a cute surprise!  If you turn the pillow around, it is personalized with the year married or wedding date.  How sweet...

This 14x20 pillow is black and ivory, but it can be hand painted with a different color text.  Contact this shop for details.


Any new mom would love their Custom Birth Announcement Pillow.  This would look adorable in the nursery.

This beautiful one-of-kind birth announcement pillow measures 14x20 and comes stuffed ready for gift giving.  It is hand painted with non-toxic acrylic paint in the colors of your choice.  Baby's first name is in the background with birth details inscribed on the front.

The pillow above comes with a removable handmade muslin flower if desired.  The flower is only available in this color. 



Also available in different styles for boys and girls.


Giveaway Time:  Heartstrings is giving one lucky reader a custom Burlap Family Name Pillow (the "Gleason" pillow pictured above)!

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Giveaway: Tiny Rose Gold Letter Necklace from adorn512

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You will only find the highest quality handcrafted jewelry from adorn512.  Their fashion-forward jewelry is perfect for moms, teens and women who want classic pieces at great prices.  Their beautiful designs coupled with excellent customer service sets them apart from the rest.  

This company has been featured in People and Lucky!


The sweet Lowercase Letter Name Necklace is made with their popular sliding initials.  Get this in 14k gold plated, rose gold plated, rhodium plated over brass or their solid metals collection.  The matching chain measures 17 inches.


This delicate Rose Gold Triple-Strand Beaded Satellite Layering Necklace shimmers and shines!  This dainty necklace layers at 17, 18 and 19 inches in length.  It is simply stunning and makes a true statement!

This also comes in black and sterling silver.  


Giveaway Time:  adorn512 is giving one lucky reader a handmade Tiny Rose Gold Letter Necklace - uppercase or lowercase!

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